Several months ago, hubby and I (And I am using the word “I” very loosely!) planted a zinnia garden with the hopes of luring more butterflies to the front yard.
Today, the first bait-taker arrived.
A beautiful male Tiger Swallowtail showed up and flitted from flower to flower, gathering both nectar for nourishment and a coating of pollen on his legs.
This fellow must have been fairly fresh from the cocoon, judging from his bright coloring and his un-nipped tails.
And now, I am hoping he flies off and tells all of his butterfly friends of this wonderful place to feast.
I love taking pictures of these beauties, and then I love looking at the pictures and seeing the details that you might otherwise miss due to the distance and the constant motion.
Stay tuned…butterfly season has begun!
24 thoughts on “Butterfly Bait”
My butterfly bush in front of my porch will be flowering soon! You’re lucky! Great shots, Kathy. 🙂
I look forward to seeing some pictures when it blooms and the butterflies arrive. 🙂
such beautiful captures!!!
I was so happy he showed up. Hubby was out working in the yard and called for me to get my camera. 🙂
Your endeavors certainly paid handsome dividends!
I think the summer months will hold many butterfly posts. I never get bored of such beauty!
Wow these are so special and beautiful🦋!
Wish you could have seen him in person. He was stunning!
Gorgeous photos, love it
It was a treat to hang out with this fellow!
Gorgeous Zinnias and butterflies!! 💕❤️🦋 Always enjoy seeing your butterfly photos, Kathy!! 💕
This is perfection!
Isn’t he gorgeous!
What crystal clear shots. I have seen a couple of swallow tails in my garden attracted by the fennel for egg laying.
Terrific captures of the beautiful butterfly and zinnia. Hugs
What beauties – the bloom and the butterfly.
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